Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stephen Hren's "Tales From the Sustainable Underground" now available

Activists striving for any type of social change often find themselves operating on the fringes of legal and social norms. Many experience difficulties when their innovative ideas run afoul of antiquated laws and regulations that favor a big business, energy- and material-intensive approach.Tales from the Sustainable underground is packed with the stories ofjust some of these pioneers – who care more for the planet than the rules – whether they’re engaged in natural building, permaculture, community development, or ecologically based art. Ride along and meet courageous and inspiring individuals such as:

Solar guru Ed Eaton
Radical urban permaculturalists Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew
Artist, eco-architect and intuitive builder Matt Bua.

Equally entertaining and informative, the profiles in this highly original book provide a unique lens through which to view deeper questions about the societal structures that are preventing us from attaining a more sustainableworld. By examining such issues as the nature of property rights and the function of art in society, the author raises profound questions about how our social attitudes and mores have contributed to our current destructive paradigm.

Tales from the Sustainable Underground is a must-read for sustainability activists in any field, or for anyone who wants to learn about more radical forms of sustainability activities in an entertaining way.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Occu-Pod Building workshops Dec 26th-27th-and 28th at the New York Hall of Science

Occu-pods – Learn how to put your waste to work. Construct domes or wigwam frames and insulate them with lost and found clothing to create a comfortable outdoor dwelling.

Occu-Pod Building workshops Dec 26th-27th-and 28th 2-5 pm

Cara Turret's Museum in Progress

This will be the first "museum" built at b-home.

Opening summer 2012

Lisa Marie Ludwig's earth bag bunker/green house phase 2